When I wrote an update on July 17 about the InterContinental Ambassador program terms and conditions changes (read more here), it was unclear whether the Royal Ambassador qualification requirements had been changed or not (because they have been deleted altogether).
I had a word with the IHG Rewards Club spokesperson late last week and was able to get her to confirm what the current requirements are (they can always change them).
You can access InterContinental Ambassador page here.
The requirements still are:
– 60 nights with IHG (supposedly paid per the earlier T&Cs)
– Minimum 20 nights at InterContinental hotels
– Must stay at least three different InterContinentals
Remember that you first need to sign up and pay for the Ambassador program before you can become a Royal Ambassador.
The Royal Ambassador qualification requirements have stayed the same, although they have been removed from the program T&Cs that is somewhat worrisome.
I still value my Royal Ambassador benefits highest of all the chains and especially with the hotels that give both the suite + club (and throw in the benefits on award stays too).